Tap: Add (1) to your mana pool.
(2), Tap: Tap target noncreature artifact.
Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts
Blinkmoth Well Discussion
1 week ago
3 weeks ago
When you are running only 5 creatures with activated abilities that require tapping and only about 3 others that you would want to attack with, Anger seems underwhelming. Goblin Sharpshooter might be playable (though I think it falls below that threshold), but the other combo pieces are just bad.
At the risk of suggesting too many nonbasic lands, Phyrexia's Core has a fair amount of utility.
Scarecrone is a card that might be worth playing.
How has Mox Opal performed for you? I've been testing it for a while, and it hasn't been quite as good as I'd hoped.
From my experience with Daretti, I would recommend keeping an eye on The Chain Veil. I kept encountering boardstates where I just wanted to discard it and never bother bringing it back.
3 weeks ago
Ruination is a great suggestion; holy shit, I can't believe I forgot to add that!
Chandra, Flamecaller is nice, but she does cost 6. I might end up running her as well. It's a good suggestion.
Starstorm is a great suggestion against more aggressive decks, particularly elfball. Conversely, All Is Dust is almost never a card I'm happy to draw. It spares my artifacts, sure, but it kills Daretti which is counter intuitive to our plan. If I'm going to kill my general, I'd rather it be to Ugin, the Spirit Dragon -- at least he has multiple modes and can stick around generating additional value.
Duplicant and Sandstone Oracle aren't bad cards per se, but in a more competitive meta decks can't really afford to be stuffed with high CMC cards that don't generate tremendous value short of instantly winning the game upon cast. Duplicant is a 1 for 1 and often doesn't end up with a devastating power and toughness ("I'll Duplicant your Jin-Gitaxias... My Duplicant is now a 5/4" -- not very scary). I used to have Sandstone Oracle in the deck, and while occasionally he'd draw me 5 cards, drawing him felt so awful when I had more cards in hand than my opponents, or he'd end up drawing me only one or two cards.
Drownyard Temple is some solid tech with all my MLD and as you noted, it synergizes with Daretti's -2; I like that suggestion.
HOLY SHIT at Blinkmoth Well! What a suggestion! Loving that one!
I'm still testing Gonti's Aether Heart. Currently, my thought process is that if this thing is imprinted on Prototype Portal you can really start going nuts with value Time Warps off it every couple turns. Alternately, copying the Heart with Mirrorworks as it comes into play then letting the real one die to the Legend rule could create some useful situations, as you could then activate and exile the token version, then use Daretti to recur the real one and so on. Finally, exiling the Heart and copying the extra turn effect with Rings of Brighthearth is solid value. Again, all of these scenarios are a little clunky, but it's Daretti -- we're working with what we've got, lol.
Anvil of Bogardan is a bit iffy. It comes down early and while it does feed our opponents, remember that it's not a Howling Mine -- it's not straight card draw, it's filtering. I believe that in most cases this will help us more than our opponents, as Daretti is happy to pitch the high CMC artifacts into the yard so he can recur them. Anvil does help our opponents who run reanimator decks, but they're not tremendously common in CEDH. Blinkmoth Urn I'm not sure about; I haven't tested it extensively enough. I just added it.
I really loved your suggestions though. Some of these are going in immediately! Haha
3 weeks ago
I'm a big fan of Ruination in mono-red decks.
Drownyard Temple is fun with Daretti, and also fun with MLD.
I had completely forgotten about Nullstone Gargoyle! I'm definitely picking it up ASAP.
How has Gonti's Aether Heart faired for you?
I'm not a huge fan of Anvil of Bogardan or Blinkmoth Urn, since your opponents benefit before you do. I've had way too many games where multiple opponents gained 2-4 mana from the Urn, only for one of them to blow it up before I could use it.
1 month ago
If you've got the playtester open while editing, you'll need to close it and open it again before it updates iirc. I'd consider Storage Matrix in place of emrakul- it feels a lot better here as you only care about untapping lands, and most mixed creature/spell strategies really suffer to it. Conserving your fogs cause they untap lands not creatures will buy you some turns. Rule of Law is super useful if your meta has a meaningful combo component.
Interesting land choices abound- I'm a fan of Mystifying Maze, but its a serious mana hog. Blinkmoth Well can be fun when an opponent is reliant on Grinding Station for their win. Calciform Pools could ease casting those big end-spells, Desert/Grasping Dunes/Sunscorched Desert/ that new one that provides amazing graveyard hate look like they're going to be an interesting package, Flagstones of Trokair is a better plains against all but blood moon (which you fight through well anyway), Forbidding Watchtower as a backup win when there aren't creatures or removal, Nephalia Academy may have utility protecting fogs from thoughtsieze. As a whole set though- tectonic and ghost will see you through most of the meta, with gher/mikokoro to keep things running smoothly- its best not to worry too hard unless you see something that will plug a gap.
3 months ago
Nice deck- I enjoy seeing other people playing Commander Unchained. I am fortunate that my playgroup--after some persuasion-- came around to playing with fun cards as well.
A few notes after reviewing the list- Brainstorm, Sensei's Divining Top, Halimar Depths are all great cards, but to truly maximize their strength you need to run more ways to consistently shuffle. It looks like you run Windswept Heath, so you're on the right track, but a Polluted Delta, Arid Mesa, Scalding Tarn, etc would go a long way towards making those spells more reliable. I'm actually not even certain that they're correct in this list: only Terminus and Long-Term Plans seems to have much synergy. A Preordain, Ponder, or even Crystal Ball may just be a better effect. If you do decide to up the shufflers, Jace, the Mind Sculptor probably becomes better than Jace Beleren as well.
Hokori, Dust Drinker and Rising Waters could be upgraded with Static Orb and Relic Barrier. The Orb is weaker in general, but combos with Barrier and Blinkmoth Well to allow you to fully untap while your opponents can't. Similarly, Winter Orb was re-un-re-errated (the only word to describe its messy history) to where if it's tapped, it turns off. This means that it too will work with ways of tapping it to be the only person who gets to have fun.
Anyhow, these are just some ideas after taking a look around. I've been piloting an Arbiter deck for a few years now, and occasionally enjoy checking in on what other people are doing wit him. God bless, and best of luck in your conquests.-McDeity
3 months ago
- Leyline of the Void/Ground Seal
- Null Rod/Stony Silence
- Cursed Totem
- Tainted AEther
- Defense Grid
- or better yet Nether Void
- Spreading Plague instead of Lethal Vapors (a weak card imo, I ran it for a long time). There's also The Abyss.
- Be a real ass and run Living Plane with Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite/Massacre Wurm.
- Cut Burning Earth, it's crap, use Ruination and change your land base into basics cause you're already running Back to Basics. Save a spot for Blinkmoth Well to tap your Winter Orb/Static Orb on the end step of the opponent before you so all your shit untaps.
- Mana Reflection and/or Mirari's Wake
- Chains of Mephistopheles and Necropotence to play around it.
- After you stall the game out, end it with Divine Intervention to make the entire game pointless. Vampire Hexmage or Hex Parasite would go well with that enchantment.
- Win the game with Decree of Annihilation + Barren Glory out of no where, this usually pisses everyone off. Especially if you could of done it 5 turns and 45 minutes ago.
I've got plenty more of ideas if ya want more, this kind of magic is my sort of thing :P Just don't forget to add draw into this deck. Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study and so on will keep you pissing people off with card advantage.
4 months ago
Thanks rhystictutor, I didn't know about Blinkmoth Well I'll definently include it. I knew about those enchantments and I might include them (both or maybe just Pemmin's Aura) but I'm not sure what to cut.